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“Love this old artsy theatre” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Avon Cinema

Avon Cinema
Thayer Street, Providence, RI (College Hill)
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Ranked #10 of 67 attractions in Providence
Type: Theaters
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Owner description: Local Providence theater.
Providence, Rhode Island
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60 reviews 60 reviews
17 attraction reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Love this old artsy theatre”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

So many things to love about the Avon. They play a great selection of films, not the cheesy stuff you find at the multiplex. The lobby is old-school and reminds me of the theatre I used to go to as a kid. Very nostalgic type of place, in a good way!

The only complaint I have, really, is that the seats need more cushioning. They're just worn and old. Not very comfortable. Luckily, the excellent films are mesmerizing, so I don't notice the seats for long.

Visited September 2012
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Providence, Rhode Island
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Top Indy film venue”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

You can rely on the Avon to have interesting and provocative films. Located in the heart of collegiate Thayer St, it's a great destination for a movie and meal.

Visited July 2012
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Jacksonville, Florida
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79 reviews 79 reviews
26 attraction reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Clean & comfortable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Nice place to relax and enjoy a show. Very clean and neat. Comfortable seating and reasonably priced

Visited June 2012
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Exeter, RI
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27 attraction reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Old time movie house on the East Side”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

Old time movie theater that features indie and other non-blockbuster releases............but they still get top productions. (Kings Speech, Tree of Life, etc)

Visited June 2012
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Rochester NY
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7 attraction reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Avon Cinema”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

Great independent and foreign films as well as newest mainstream films. Ambience is nice.

Visited June 2012
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